Here are a few tips if you're planning to go green with your wedding. First tip- don't think that going green means adding thousands of dollars to your budget! Especially with florists, there are some great, affordable options to go green with, you just have to know what to ask for. To help us, I've pulled my ultimate resource on the subject, "The Green Bride Guide."
The author Kate writes, "The easiest way to ensure your flowers are sustainable sourced is to find a florist who already has a relationship with local farms or wildflower merchants. Any good florist should be able to accommodate your request for seasonal, organically grown flowers... however, nature is not always cooperative in producing the precise shade or color of a specific flower. If you must have white flowers, pick varieties that only grow in white. Similarly, if scent is important to you, make sure to have the florist include herbs or spicy plant materials, such as flowering sage, scented clover, jasmine and lavender..."
She mentions too that many flowers are bred for their looks, so including organic flowers will bring back those beautiful scents. Many florists who use non-organic flowers actually spray them with a scented chemical, adding unregulated chemicals to your wedding.